Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of talking treatment which aims to help you identify, challenge and alter the negative thinking patterns (cognitive distortions) and unhelpful behaviours that create and maintain psychological distress.
CBT also offers various techniques and exercises to help you improve emotional regulation and develop coping strategies for a variety of mental health issues.
Counselling is another form of talking therapy in which you are encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions surrounding whatever issues you’re struggling to deal with.
The role of the therapist is to listen and support you without judgment or criticism, to help you better understand your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to your problems.
This form of therapy can be performed one-to-one or in groups, and is therefore especially suited to addressing relationship and family problems.
The Method of Levels
Method of Levels is a form of talking therapy based on Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) which holds that psychological distress is caused when people hold two conflicting goals outside of their awareness at the same time. For instance, the desire to have a busy social life coupled with the deeply held belief that people won’t like you can result in social anxiety.
MOL aims to help people shift their awareness to these conflicting thoughts and beliefs in order to recognize and resolve the conflict.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDR is a form of psychotherapy designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories and other adverse life experiences.
EMDR uses a combination of past, present, and future oriented talk therapy and eye movement exercises (bilateral stimulation) designed to help the client access, process, and ultimately, transform the meaning of traumatic memories at an emotional level.
For Substance Misuse
Originally developed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), the twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles designed to facilitate recovery from addiction and substance misuse.
We use an adapted version of the twelve-step approach, delivered by volunteers who have been though the same experience to help support and guide you on your journey towards sobriety.
Massage therapy uses soft tissue manipulation to aid muscle relaxation, reduce nerve compression, improve blood and lymph circulation, and decrease the production of stress hormones.
All these benefits make massage an effective treatment for stress and anxiety, embodied trauma, pain management, medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), phantom limb pain, and many conditions that affect your muscles, joints and nerves.
We provide free and confidential psychological services for people living in Stockport
Phoenix House, Whitefield Rd,
Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2QR
(0161) 494 1515
Monday – Friday: 9am til 6pm
Saturday: 9am til 2pm